Personal Speaking Programmes

We offer a range of courses for individuals, including...

Speech Training For Adults

Awards For Speaking and Performing

Accent Moderation/Improved Pronunciation

Interview Techniques

If any of these interest you, then contact us right away! If you can't find what you're looking for then we are able to build a custom training experience around your personal needs, or we can refer you to someone we are sure can help.
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Speech Training For Adults

A programme will be designed to meet your personal needs which we identify together in your
free* no-obligation, assessment consultation.

Probably starting with how you breathe, produce and project your voice, we shall develop your skills and your confidence for effective communication for work, social situations or that special occasion we agreed as our target. You might do this for fun or even seek nationally validated accreditation through an externally assessed examination.

The benefits of a very affordable investment in speech training with Xpress Train Ltd. are frequently life-changing in very positive ways. Read the stories of our past customers by clicking here.

* FREE in Swindon and by telephone or Skype, but a contribution towards travel cost may be necessary where significant distance is involved.

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Awards For Speaking and Performing

A range of programmes leading to the award of internationally renowned LAMDA certificates, medallions and diplomas is available. The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art offers qualifications - now with Government accreditation too - in such areas as: The Speaking of Verse & Prose; Spoken English; Reading for Performance; Acting; Mime; Improvisation; Public Speaking and Devised Performance by individuals and some by groups. These have NVQ equivalence since September 2002 so can be valuable additions to CVs. If, for example, you successfully gain a medal, it brings with it NVQ Level 3 equivalence! UCAS points are awarded for achievements in higher grades in 2008!

The Poetry Vanguard and New Era Academy also offer graded awards for performance skills and we can prepare you for these or for similar exams set by other bodies. Our success rates at all levels are excellent.

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Accent Moderation/Improved Pronunciation

We frequently assist people with programmes to improve the clarity and universality of their spoken English. Already we have helped adults for whom English is not their first language to sound much more like native speakers. These have included people from France, Nigeria, Finland, Burma, Colombia, Korea, Germany, Spain, Japan, India, China, Poland, Pakistan, The Netherlands, The Ukraine, Italy, Russia, Switzerland - to name a few. Sometimes English regional accents can affect peoples' images and careers and we frequently help people to soften or get rid of it or else acquire a second accent, RP. Received Pronunciation is still the "power-speak" of many professions and it is the unaccented, universally understood English that used to be called "BBC English" or "The Queen's English." Having more than one style can make you a much more versatile communicator; it does not necessarily mean abandoning your local dialect. It would be a dull world if everyone sounded the same, but if you could only ever paint pictures in one colour, how limited and dull would that be? ...Our tried-and-tested system really works! Achieving a softened accent or embedding R.P. clearly is about changing habits of years so it does take time, lots of practice and strong motivation! That said, there is a strong likelihood that you can transform your image and boost your confidence by undertaking this programme. Please give us a call and find out more. It costs nothing to ask and it could make a huge difference to your social and/or business life.

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Interview Techniques

You need a new job? You are seeking promotion? You are interviewing applicants to your company? You are facing interviews for a college place, a university course? An appraisal interview looms? You are to be interviewed on radio or TV or by a journalist for a magazine or newspaper? Nervous?

Xpress Train Ltd. has developed a highly successful method for preparing people to make a positive impression in interview situations. First impressions really do count and your confidence comes from being very well prepared. The programme of training we offer covers all aspects involved in making a big success of the opportunity, from situation and subject analysis through identifying your core messages and through to intensive practises for dealing with questions. You can be sure there will be no surprises to trip you up on the day!

We have an amazing record of success helping customers to achieve their dreams. Recently, we helped a customer to win a new position that earned him a salary increase of nearly ?20,000 a year! That made the return on his investment in a personal Xpress Train Interview Skills Programme the best, by a mile, that he has ever received. Our programme has dramatically changed many lives for the better and we'd love to do the same for YOU! You see, we pay attention to every detail we can so we do not just work at your C-V, your job search, your application and the content of what you should say, we focus upon your voice, your posture, your body language and, crucially, your control of nervousness and fear! The system really works! Read some our customer case-studies for yourself here.

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